Edward Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American Former Central Intelligence Agency Employee, Subcontractor, Whistleblower, and Computer Security Consultant from Elizabeth City, North Carolina. He became the national news after leaking very detailed information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013.
According to a source, Snowden’s disclosures confirmed that many global surveillance programs. In fact, he leaked the information which mainly runs by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance.
Furthermore, Edward started his career a few years back and worked with Dell and the CIA. In 2013, he hired by Booz Allen Hamilton (NSA contractor). On June 21, 2013, he charged with two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property.
These charges were made by the United States Department of Justice. Two days later, he flew to Russia where the authorities noticed that his passport had been canceled. Later, Russia granted Snowden the right to asylum.
His initial visa for the residence was for one year, and renewed increases even permitted him to stay at least until 2020. Recently, on September 17, 2019, Edward released his autobiography named “Permanent Record”.
It also bagged no. 1 position on Amazon’s bestseller list that same day. However, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against him over Snowden’s memoir. The officials alleged that he violated the nondisclosure agreements signed with the U.S. federal government.
Early Life, Parents, Childhood & Education
Born in 1983 Whistleblower Edward Snowden was born to his parents on the 21st of June (age 36 years old, as of 2019) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA. His father “Lonnie Snowden” worked as an officer in the Coast Guard.
The former subcontractor’s mother “Elizabeth Snowden” works as a clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. He also has an elder sister “Jessica Snowden” who remained a lawyer at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.
Moreover, Edward’s maternal grandfather, Edward J. Barrett served as a senior official with the FBI and a rear admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard. He even worked at the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
As of education, Snowden missed his high school due to Mononucleosis and later passed the GED test. He then attended Anne Arundel Community College but never graduated from there.
In 2011, Edward earned his master’s degree at the University of Liverpool through an online course. During his initials days of career, he worked for an anime company after studying the Japanese language.
|Real Full Birth Name||Edward Joseph Snowden.|
|Profession||Former Central Intelligence Agency Employee, Subcontractor, and Computer Security Consultant.|
|Famous for||his memoir named "Permanent Record".|
|Age (As of 2018)||36 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||June 21, 1983.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Cancer.|
|House In||Moscow, Russia (asylum).|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 0".
Centimeters: 183 cm.
Meters: 1.83 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 165 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||44-34-38.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Parents||Father: Lonnie Snowden.
Mother: Elizabeth Snowden.
|Siblings||Sister: Jessica Snowden.|
|Famous Relatives||Maternal Grandfather: Edward J. Barrett.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||not disclosed.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Lindsay Mills (m. 2017 - Present).|
|School||Local High School.|
|Alma Mater.||1. The University of Liverpool.
2. Anne Arundel Community College.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Reading.|
|Favorite Food||Continental Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$200,000 US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Edward Snowden
- His parents divorced each other when he was 18-years-old in 2001.
- The whistleblower whose real full birth name is Edward Joseph Snowden scored over 145 on two IQ tests.
- In early 2016, Edward appointed as the president of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
- It is an organization based in San Francisco that works in order to protect journalists from hacking and government surveillance.
- As per the source, Joseph had a basic understanding of Mandarin Chinese.
- He is even highly interested in martial arts.
- Edward Snowden’s height stands tall at 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) with a modest build.
- He weighs around 165 lbs (75 kgs) and he is not very active when it comes to working out in the gym.
- As of relationship, Edward Joseph revealed his marriage with his wife “Lindsay Mills” to The Guardian.
- In 2017, the consultant tied the knot with his spouse in a courthouse in Moscow.
- Snowden registered in the United States Army Reserve on May 7, 2004.
- He also became a Special Forces candidate through its 18X enlistment option.
- But, Joseph did not complete the training after breaking his legs.